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"Let's Sleep Together" (Dancing For Death)

Updated on August 23, 2017

There's a man there
in the corner.
I saw him watching me
and for some strange reason
I felt the need
to give him a show.

I dropped my lace gown,
dropped it to the floor
as I slowly lowered each silky strap
from off my shoulder.

I stood there
in nothing but my underwear,
sexy, black, almost bare.

I turned around to face him,
his eyes a cold stare,
brought shivers down my back.
My skin like ice
melting beneath a fire.

He did not move.
He did not blink.
But as much as he said
that he did not want me,
his eyes made him a liar.

I danced for him
slowly
to the rhythm of his breath.
If only I had known
I was dancing for Death.


Deadwing
Deadwing

Porcupine Tree is an Indie/Progressive Rock band. Very mellow and dark music. Entrancing with great rhythm and beautiful lyrics.

 

© 2011 Nikki Wicked

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      thank you so much blaise. that means a lot coming from you. astra spoke very highly of you and having read your poems i agree with her. so thank you again!

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      Fehl Dungo 6 years ago from close to you...

      Sexy, dark and intriguing. Love the way it excites me. Felt the emotions that made you write this effortlessly yet so beautiful. Awesome, Nikki! I'm an instant fan :)

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      I would consider that quite an honor Epi. Thank you so much!

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ...well this is your poetic masterpiece - I must let the entire world see how (hub)awesome your writing is and post this on my Facebook page with a direct link back here - this piece covers all emotional bases and inspires the epi-man greatly - and I love the cinematic quality of it too!

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      cool! thanks for stopping by!

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      OhhBMB 6 years ago

      cool poem! Up and awesome(:

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      thanks kimberly. Im glad you read this one. haha you all make me speechless sometimes.

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      speechless...you kimmie...ha ha ha ..see what Nikki does to us...

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      kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

      speechless

      voted up/awesome/beautiful

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      no you are too nice for hell hun.

      na I would but I'm too scared I'd kill myself. and I dont have the car for it, unless you get me that mistubishi lol

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      No ice from the sky where I'm from...hell perhaps...hmmm..

      No street racing..too easy to scare people to death...(well....mostly at least...ha ha ha..I do make sure the road is clear)

      "lime/neon green" ..no worries...cool...I'm a fan of mitsubishis, race evos in particular....only the best for you..

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      seriously??? where are you from bb? Hail...like chunks of ice coming down with the rain...yea thats hail...it was pretty bad, died down now.

      Yea i was nicknamed speedracer by some of my friendsm but i got way too many speeding tickets so try not to speed but sometimes i just cant help it i got a heavy foot.

      I like green...like a lime / neon green for a car, well green is ma fave color, but i dont think id want it on my car unless its like this one car i saw a pic of once it was like neon green and yellow it was really nice and pimped out haha. i want that car... it was a mistubishi eclipse a newer one. I absoulutly love that car.

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      What is hail..?

      What ever it is, I'll make it better...k!

      Crazy driver...way cool...let me build you a special sunshine race car so we can tear up the track in front of the pack...I have a feeling Bella'll be there too ... building her a car as a surprise..

      what color do you like?

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      yes ive missed my blossom lol. and i am a good but crazy driver myself. my car is getting pummeled with hail right now :(

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      Good to see Bella here...must be my magnetic personality...ha ha ha...

      Although, probably, a gathering of incredible writers of which you all are...I'm in such awe...

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      Hah...loved that comment...you made my day... =)

      I'm the best freakin' driver...perhaps a little to crazy though...but what the hell...you only live once...

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      thanks blossom! expect the unexpected when reading and when writing, hell I didnt even know at first.

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      Erica Sanchez 6 years ago from California

      Awesome and brilliant Poem!! Sunshine great twist and ending I would have never thought ;)

      smiles :)

      bella

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      lol your bold, and silly, and funny, and crazy. and dangerous, a thinker and a dreamer a lover and I hope a good driver. lol

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      ha ha ha..I never learn...back to full throttle .... still bold...hah...but...you said "not bold"...hmmmm...now thinking....a dangerous thing, me thinking, I think...I'm a better driver..in the moment...than thinker...but I do know how I feel..and I do love my dear friend Nikki..

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      see. how dangerous that thing is. lol

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      Holy crap...my mind just exploded...Cathy, Nikki, and Angie... my world, my dreams, my everything just changed in a heartbeat...ha ha ha...son of a b**ch...I'm so freakin' lucky....

      You two smiling...I just crashed and crawled away from my 200 plus mph race car....time to steal another one...

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      hehe thats good! thanks aware. a sexy chiller just for yu.

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      aware 6 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

      hi Nikki as i was reading i was like dang, Nikki with the sexy poem , Then the ending brought goosebumps to my arms. Great work. I love it.

      Ray

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      haha na your cousin is just that, Merve. My Death is just death itself. if that makes sense. Its not a real person persay.

      HaHa Astra, that comment is hilarious! but it is something to dream about ;)

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      DarkDisOrder 6 years ago from B.A.D. (Beyond All Dimensions)

      Seems like you danced with my cousin Merve in this write, Nikki, he calls himself death in the presence of humans, but when around fam, he's just Merve, a supernatural being with a death touch, how i like your writing's, i would give you an applause, by i'm pissed you dance with Merve, the no nerve, yeah don't tell him i said that, yeah he's a bastard.

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      Cathy Nerujen 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Bbnix, um...did you say Cathy? Is this ME? Am I seeing things? LOL. Ooooohhhh. Yeah, Nikki and I can share Angelina ... Ha. I am smiling now. oh wow, (bangs head off wall) Sorry.

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      Your silly lol.... death is inevitable. and not to be feared. I just fear the how of it and the when. and the what happens after, the unknown. not death itself. if that makes any sense. and you can have anyone but angie. lol

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      no..no...I'm not such a bad guy...a bit too charming......perhaps......but if I could be so bold...maybe a little bizarre....perhaps....but just so you know.....this death loves his Nikki so very so...... X0...

      OK, I'll give you angie but what do i get....cathy

      ...perhaps... but then again...everybody hates death.... but Nikki....

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      haha bb youre funny. The band is Porcupine Tree. I just found them too. I love a lot of there songs. check out the Deadwing Album. and no Death isnt that bad of a guy, this poem was all about being comfortable with death.

      and you stay away from angelina! She's MINE! lol

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      Oh girl Nikki....you're killing me here...sure sure sleeping as a metaphor...too bad your hot or I'd totally go for that...

      Nice video, though..loved that music....better than that, i adored this music...sorry for not knowing, but who is it... I got to have it..

      Black underwear...hmmmm.... no surprise there....men's intuition....perhaps.....

      Who told you about me...death is not really that bad of a guy... a bit misunderstood perhaps....

      I'd go l for jolie too...just sayin'..

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      Cathy Nerujen 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Thanks Nikki, you are awesome. :)

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      Splendid job JL! that was good.

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      JadedLove 6 years ago

      "DANCING FOR LOVERS DREAMS" INSPIRED TO WRITE THIS AFTER READING YOUR WORDS. Beautiful Nikki.

      Eyes looking on in amazement.

      Amazement torching waters of light.

      Light escaping the darkness dwelling hope.

      Hope falling away as you dance away my life.

      Life was nothing before you killed my soul.

      Soul crashing as waves on another’s shore.

      Shore coming back to find the last grain of sand.

      Sand in time calling away the fears of living a lie.

      Lie to me again before you fall from my eyes.

      Eyes bleeding again in a teardrop red as death.

      Here I stand before,

      before you again.

      There you go in lust,

      calling me out to try.

      I don’t claim to understand,

      anything I watch you do.

      All that I know is pain,

      in a love felt so strong inside.

      You danced before me,

      I smiled and closed my eyes.

      You looked right into my soul,

      as I would try to hide my heart.

      As the world died,

      your breath gave me life.

      In a distant place and time,

      where maybe we were something else.

      Dance the dance of waterfalls.

      Waterfalls of dreams and love.

      Love the temptation of falling.

      Falling away from this life.

      Life just another path to the beginning.

      Beginning to fear the end.

      End of the road without walking.

      Walking away from it all.

      All or nothing this way.

      Way past giving up again.

      Again time has fallen from my heart.

      Heart too easily broken by love.

      Love has no reason to walk away.

      Away from this life built on trust.

      Do you see what I see,

      can you feel what I feel?

      Is this the way to your heart,

      is this the pain that you feel?

      Will you look to the stars,

      will you imagine I am there?

      can my love touch you now,

      do you want me more tonight?

      If I give to you my forever,

      would you cherish it as Love?

      Do you taste ecstasy on my lips

      as the rain dances will you shelter our heart?

      Do you find my eyes beautiful,

      as they open can you make it stop?

      When I cry do you despise me,

      or has Love blinded our eyes too much to see?

      Now that the end of the song is approaching,

      all that is near has faded away,

      as all light comes to an end.

      The stars are still singing in my heart tonight,

      making it so hard to let go of dreams,

      not too hard to just dance for death again.

      I see nothing past my passing of love and lust,

      burning with new desire for more,

      closing my eyes to find my sleep....Goodnight.

      Johnny Love

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      Thank you Uriel Im glad you got that feeling out of this. Thats awesome.

      Blake thanks for stopping by. Yea im new to Porcupine Tree also a fellow hubber introduced me to them through his facebook lol I really like the band.

      Astra thank you. I know right angelina is just pure awesomeness. and gorgeous. I love her. Anyways I think I just figured out this poem lol. Its about being comfortable with death. or being at that open and vulnerable point. not so much about being naughty though i did make it sound that way lol.

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      Cathy Nerujen 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      There's always a degree of darkness in some kinds of attraction. I love the way you build it up for the end, then slam dunk it. Wow. Some people just bring out the naughty in us. And we bring naughty to the party...I'd go Lezbo for Angelina too. Ha. And more besides.... ^,^

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      Blake Ford Hall 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Great piece of work. And a wonderful musical choice. I am pretty wide in my musical tastes, so I am really surprised I have not heard of them before. Glad to make your ghoulish acquaintance.

      Keep on Hubbing.

      Blake4d

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      Uriel 6 years ago from Lebanon

      Nikki that was KICK ASS~Yeh right he didn't want you :P God that poem got the best of me and gave me the shivers [especially that it is still raining in lebanon though it is summer ] Loved the poem, simply unique!!!!

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      TY you zavala! so cold its hot!

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      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      Dancing with death, feling his ice cold embrace. Awesome!

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      haha nope not a stripper at all. if strippers just take off their clothes for strange creepy men in their bedrooms...that they didnt invite there lol you know what i mean, anywayz its more or less Death was coming to take her away, though she did not realize it, I'm not sure why she felt the need to get undressed and seduce him, I guess its all a part of his charm ;) lol this can be taken in the literal sense or metaphorically. Could just be some peeping tom and instead of gettin all upset about it she gives him a good show, but bad idea then he just gonna want to kill her or could be a future lover or her current one and getting involved with any one can be deadly. You risk getting hurt. but I guess I was going more for the Death thing, grim reaper and all. Because like i told ahorseback up there I didnt mean lets sleep together as in sex but more that eternal sleep forever. Thanks for reading!

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      downpourofwords 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas, USA

      Until the last line, it felt the experience of a s-t-r-i-p-p-e-r has been laid down but the final line is the winner. very thought provoking one. Voted up. keep writing.

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      acer you can never go too far ;) no hubpages decided to unpublish it. said it was too similar to something else on another site or somewhere else on the web. but I reposted it with a link to it on my myspace so hopefully they allow that. and your comment should still be there and I think I replied. lol

      Tlmntim thank you very much.

      K. Burns thank you also and please do!

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      Seductive and dark....nicely done! I am looking forward to reading more hubs by you!

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      tlmntim9 6 years ago

      dark, alluring and beautiful

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      MrDSpade2 6 years ago

      Nice interesting, hub tease, you have here, Nikki, i see you unpublished that other hub, was interested in your feed back, if i went to far in my comment let me know.

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      ty Acer. it sorta just came to me!

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      A dark attraction indeed Nikki,a nice twist!;)

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      Nice to meet you ahorseback! thank you for commenting and liking my poem. yeah i know what you mean. I may be a chick but i still think girls are hot. I would so go lezbo for angelina jolie lol. And yes lots of guys are pigs and only want one thing, and look at women as sex objects and nothing else, a girl can look good and be smart and have a good personality too. one shouldnt just rely on looks alone. Id rather a descent girl than a trashy one too idc how beautiful she is, thats ugly to dress and act that way.

      oh and dont let my title decieve you, when i say lets sleep together i didnt mean sex literally, i meant that eternal sleep. sleep forever.

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      ahorseback 6 years ago

      Very intriguing.....but a lovely vision. I think sometimes that ,in spite of what women think! , men look at women to admire beauty. some men do it discretely ,others are pigs about it. I love to see an atractive women , I always have . Its an appreciation of beauty, of a good personality and of the differences between men and women. I personaly would rather see a woman dressed nicely and carrying herself with pride and dignity that to watch some of the Racier dressing woman.Great poem.